Friday, 20 May 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 20-05-2016


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonFenton MacDonaldsCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFenton MacDonaldsJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67633Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way22First Potteries

Today Matthew was going to the pub for his tea, but not before he had been to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00. He got dressed and had crumpets and orange juice for breakfast. Just before 09:00 his transport to his day service turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Blurton
We got on the bus and we set off A5035 and we turned right towards Trentham. We crossed over the railway line and we turned right into New Inn Lane. After picking up another service user we headed back onto New Inn Lane we saw Hanford Manor Residental Home minibus BJ58 WSX. We turned left onto the A5035 and we went into Blurton over the railway line. In the lay-by we saw Bennetts Y58 THS. We turned into Magdalen Road and onto Finstock Avenue and we stopped at Blurton Pharmacy. After the brief stop we went up Finstock Avenue and we turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive. At the end we turned left onto Church Road and left again onto Blurton Road. At Heron Cross we went over the A50 and through the traffic lights onto Heron Street. We followed the road around onto Station Bridge Road and then we turned left onto Christchurch and to our destination. In the morning Matthew spent time baking some pancakes and then spent some time on the computers. For dinner Matthew went out to MacDonalds. Transport for the trip was on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right on City Road. At the roundabout we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to MacDonalds. In the car park we saw KH Travel YD65 PGU. When we got there Matthew went and used the toilet before having a beefburger and fries with a cup of Coke. After we finished we got onto a different bus for the trip to the pub. It was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. The bus set off down the hill to Joiners Square and at the roundabout we went straight across onto Lichfield Street and too our destination. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and had a glass of Coke. On the Jukebox he listened to Billy Ray Cyrus, Steps, Black Lace & Bon Jovi. When it was time to go we climbed back aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the trip back home. We set off onto Palmerston Street and we turned right onto the A52. At the roundabout we went left onto Victoria Road. At the top of Victoria Road we turned sharp right onto City Road and left onto Glebedale Road. We had a brief stop at the day centre before continuing onto Christchurch Street. At the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we followed this around onto Heron Street. We went thrugh Heron Cross onto Blurton Road and over the A50 through Blurton. We continued onto Church Road and we turned right onto the A5035. We crossed the railway into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane. After dropping off another service user we returned onto New Inn Lane and onto the A5035. We crossed the railway line into Blurton and we got home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and a drink of orangeade whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 16:26 to Newcastle. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. Matthew had seen the turn earlier in the day and it was booked to be required First Potteries 67633. Near to the bus stop we saw Cauldwell Construction DV12 JVY

Cauldwell Construction DV12 JVY in Blurton
A few minutes later the bus turned the corner and as expected it was required First Potteries 67633.

First Potteries 67633 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off onto the A5035 and we noticed that the bus behind us was empty and the bus was about to pick up more passengers by Crowcrofts Road, So Matthew took a picture of the empty rear of First Potteries 67633. We passed grey minibus YJ14 COU and then we passed one of the other two buses on the #22 and it was dud First Potteries 67632 going towards Longton. We crossed the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane. We passed First Potteries 42892 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. At the top of the hill we turned right onto Wilson Road and left into Church Lane. At the bottom of the hill we saw required First Potteries 42553 on a #21A to Hanley. We also saw First Potteries 65039 on a Stafford bound #101. We crossed under the A500 and we saw First Potteries 42554 on a #21A to Trentham Gardens. We also passed Paul's of Stoke P17 POS going South. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67633 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67633 in Trent Vale
We walked back on to the A34 and to the pub where we sat on the wall waiting for mum to arrive. Whilst we were there we saw Newcastle School HJ60 KXH. Mum arrived and we went inside the pub. Matthew had a brunch with bread and butter followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included Stanton's of Stoke ONZ 1128 going North up the A34, First Potteries Sentinel Scania 65040 on a Stafford bound #101 service, First Potteries 67603 on the third #22 turn, Roseville EX57 HKT going North & ABC Supreme N806 CRJ. When it was time to go we got in the car to go and pick up uncle Dave. We went South down the A34 and we turned left onto the A500. At Sideway we went East towards Heron Cross were we came of. On Grove Road we saw First Potteries 41540 & 41499 on #23A services. We dropped down into Fenton and we picked up uncle Dave. We then went back to Heron cross and onto Blurton Road. We crossed over the A50 and we ran along Blurton Road through Burton. At the roundabout we went right onto Church Road and we turned right again onto Beaconsfield Drive where we saw white Iveco minibus NX03 BFP. We got home around 18:00... Matthew then chilled out at home, using his computer and helping to write the Blog. Matthew went to bed around 00:00... Mark

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